Teenagers enjoy having a great time and going to parties. It can be hard to find fun, entertaining party game ideas for teenagers. However, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best teenage party games that are age appropriate and fun.
These fun teenage party games are sure to bring excitement and fun. We also have a list of fun party games for tweens.
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Fun Party Games for Teens
Teen Choice Awards
In this game your friends will get to cast their votes and win trophies for different zany topic. Brainstorm to find the perfect award topic for your teens. Some category categories include: most likely to travel the world, mostly likely to be famous, best dance moves, tells the best jokes, most loveable, best wardrobe, best smile, most likely to be an influencer, etc.
When the guests arrive at the party provide all of them all with plenty of slips of paper and pens to cast their votes with. Have an unbiased person tally up the votes to determine the winners. Later have an award show. Make a big to do of each award and let the winner say a few words on the award honor.
Mystery Balloon Pinata
This is one of my favorite teenage party games. In this game, you’ll use black balloons that are 1/3 full of mystery items such as something gooey, slimy, sticky etc – ex cooked spaghetti, milkshake, juice, candy, feathers. Hang the full balloons between two tall objects. Players will line up at a distance. Each player will pick a balloon they would like to pop. You can either have them take turns doing this or have everyone line up and run towards their balloon. Some players will get candy while others get covers in messing things.
This is a simple balloon game that can be played indoors. You’ll need to divide your guests into pairs. Each pair has the simple task to keep their balloon in the air by blowing on it. The pair that keeps their balloon in the air the longest wins.
Pass the Fruit or Peanut
Have your guests stand or sit in a circle or in two lines. Each person should hold a plastic spoon in their mouths. The person at the start of the line should have a peanut, cotton ball, M&M, or something light on their spoons. Without using hands, have them pass the item around.
For this game you’ll need to get some yard paint and paint a giant Twister board out on the grass. It’s pretty harmless, but teens always love the chance to be in close proximity to one another.
Pop Culture Trivia
This game will test your guests knowledge of pop culture or whatever theme you choose. Before the party, search for fun questions on movies, music, games, etc. You could also ask your guests to come up with questions for the trivia game.
On the day of the party, divide your guests into teams. Ask questions to both teams. The team that gets the most points wins.
Name that TikTok
There are multiple ways you could play this game since the app has many popular features, including “sounds,” videos, dances, etc. Your guests could perform the dances and the other participants and could guess the song or the other way around: the name is stated, and the guests must perform the dance.
Another variation: There are many popular “sounds” on TikTok that teenagers quote. To include this feature in the game, the host could start quoting a “sound” and whoever finishes the quote, gets a point. An added component of trivia could be added to the game, asking questions such as who founded TikTok and when the app came out.
This game is fun for late-night parties and is best in a big backyard or another outdoor place. Pick someone to hold the flashlight and choose a base that everyone knows. Everyone without a flashlight runs off while the person with the flashlight counts down from sixty seconds. When the time is up, the one wielding the flashlight sets off to find the others.
Murder in the Dark
This game involves slips of paper and a great sense of imagination. Prep is simply writing “murderer” on a slip of paper, “detective” on another, and “suspect” on all the rest. Everyone takes one but does not show it to anyone. The game starts with lights going out at which point the murderer finds people in the dark and taps them on the shoulder. That murdered drop to the ground, complete with dying noises. This continues until the detective is “dead”. At that point, the lights come on and the detective must decide who the murderer was. It’s hard but fun for tweens and those in the age range.
Ping Pong Blow
For this game, tape two raceways with a few layers of sticky or putting tape on a flat surface – a table or the floor will do. Two opponents use straws to blow the ping-pong balls from one end of the track to the next in this race. If the ball is blown over the edge of the track, start over! The next person challenges the winner, continue until you have an ultimate winner at the end of the party.
Steal the Stickers
Each guest must try to “steal” a sticker from each of the other guests’ backs without being caught As guests arrive, place stickers/ labels with the guest’s own name on his/her back for them. You’ll want to give them the same amount of stickers as there are guests.
Before play commence, hand out an index card to each guest. The first person, who manages to steal a sticker from each of the other guests’ backs at the party and hands in his index card with all the names of guests on it, wins a prize. You can either tell them how many stickers/labels with names they should collect beforehand or keep it a secret.
Donut Teenage Party Games
For this game, thread donuts through a long piece of yarn or string and then hang it up. Each player will have to try and eat the donuts off the string using only their mouth. Whoever can eat their donut first without using their hands wins.
Guess My Name
Ask each player to write down a few names and put them into a bowl. Names can be celebrities, characters from books, movies or even mutual friends or people in the room. Split the teen into two teams. Set a time for a minute and let each eat take turns trying to guess as many names as possible within that minute. The person who reads the name can give clues to their team without saying the written name!
Flour Dodge Ball
For this teenage party games, you need to fill nylon stockings with flour to create a flour ball. Players will also need to wear a dark shirt. To start the game, every player will start will a few flour balls. You can play this game like dodge ball and divide up the guests. Whoever is left standing without getting hit wins OR you can just through the flour balls at each other for the ultimate fight.
Instead of using a volleyball you’ll use a balloon. Instead of using your hands, you’re using your feet. For this game you can use a volleyball net or you can use a rope and drape a sheet.
To play everyone should be barefoot and divided into teams. The plays lay on their back. The rules are no touching the balloon with your hands except for serving. Scoring is the same as a regular volleyball game.
The object of the game is to get as many marshmallows into your partners mouth from across the room. Everyone pairs up and one person from each team is designated the tosser the other is the catcher. Each tosser gets a bag full of marshmallows (you can use mini marshmallows or regular size). Divide the tossers and catchers at least five feet apart. Have the tossers on one side and the catchers on the other. On the start of go the tossers try to land as many marshmallows as they can into their partners mouth.
For this game, you’ll need to place different objects into paper bags or boxes with a hole on top. You should make sure the objects have fun and interesting textures. Guests will then take turns putting their hands into the bags. The object of the game is to be able to identity the objects. The guest who got the most correct wins.
Toilet Paper Mummy
Gather 2 (or more) groups of people. Give each group a roll of toilet paper. Each team needs to pic a person to be the “mummy”. At the same time, all teams will start to wrap their mummy in the toilet paper. Which ever team makes a full mummy first, wins.
This game is great for a small group of friends. Before the game behinds prepare a bunch of fun questions. So examples might be: what is my favorite color, what is my birthday, what is my favorite food, etc. Each guest will need a piece of paper to write down their answers or a erase board.
To play one person will select a card with the question on it and reads it aloud. Each guest will write down what they think the answer is. Whoever gets the answer correct will get a point. Continue letting the next person ask a question. The person with the most points wins.
Shoe Toss Golf
For this game, space out hula hoops throughout the playing area making them a “hole”. You’ll also need to make off a starting point. To play the game, players will take turns kicking their shoes off and seeing who can kick their shoe into the golf holes (hula hoops).
Relay Race with Clothes
Split the party guests up into two teams and give the first member of each team a bag of clothes. The bag can contain shoes, shirts, scarves, anything! The first person must put each article of clothing on without help from anyone else on their team.
They then have to take everything off and put it back in the bag to pass on to the next team member. The cycle continues until every team member has put on, and taken off, all the clothing. The first team to finish wins.
The basic premise of a Scavenger Hunt is to hide several prizes and clues either outdoors or indoors. You can use all different types of items such as candies, small toys, chocolate coins, etc. Write out a list of clues to help the birthday party guest find the hidden prizes and print enough copies so that each invitee can have their own list. You can split off into teams or partner up.
There are many variations of this game that you can be creative and play a different way every time. Some variations include: cake hunt, beach scavenger hunt, bug hunt, mall scavenger hunt, following spy clues, mardi gras baby hunt, nature scavenger hunt and more.
Spoons is a card game that’s great for any ages or group of people. It’s fun and fast but still a card game that everyone can play. You’ll need a deck of cards (without the jokers), and spoons (1 less than the number of players). It can be played with a group 3-13, but for a big party, you can have multiple games going on at one time.
Name That Tune
Name That Tune is an all-time favorite teenage party games. You play a song, you try to guess songs, and you earn points!
Split your group into two teams. Teams will be playing head to head in this game the entire time.
Play your first song from your playlist. When you play a song, teams will try to be the first one to shout out the name and artist of the song. The first team to guess the song and artist will earn points for their team.
Points can be split across the two teams for each song if one team guesses the song first and one song guesses the artist. You can also give additional points if the song is from a movie, Broadway musical, etc. but it’s completely up to you.
Belt out your favorite tunes in a karaoke competition among your friends. Play it American Idol-style and assign a panel of judges to determine who wins the grand prize. No matter who wins or loses, you’re sure to have a ball with this one. Just make sure you have a working karaoke machine!
This classic adult party game can either be played with a store-bought game set, or you can pull it off on your own at home. Cut up pieces of paper and write down a topic on each, including objects, animals and even activities such as fishing or skiing. Have the first player grab a card and get to drawing! Set a timer as they draw, and have a blast while team members yell out guesses for the artistic piece in the works.
Saran Wrap Game
This teenage party games requires a little prep: You’ll need a box of plastic wrap and a bag of candy, or an assortment of small, durable goodies. (Packs of gum, dollar bills, lottery tickets, and the like all work.) Pick one item to place at the center of your saran wrap ball. Wrap it thoroughly in plastic wrap, then add more items as your wrapped ball gets bigger, trapping them in layers of wrap. (To make the game more challenging, tear the wrap into smaller sheets as you go.) Once you’ve used a whole roll of wrap (or more, if desired), you’re ready to play.
Gather in a circle or around a table. Give one person the wrapped bundle; give the person next to them a pair of dice. The person with the saran wrap bundle must unravel as much of the ball as possible before the person with the dice rolls doubles. (Any prizes that fall out during your turn are yours to keep.) Once the person with the dice rolls doubles, they pass the dice down and receive the bundle. Repeat until the ball is completely unwound.
For alternative versions, have the person with the plastic wrap ball wear oven mitts, or set a timer for each turn instead of using dice.
Minute to Win It Games for Teenagers
Minute to Win It Games are fun to play in groups at parties. You’ll be surprised how much teens and tweens will open up when playing silly games together. You can find the full list of hilarious minute to win it games here along with other teenage party games.
How many pennies can your child stack in one minute? If they just guessed a million, they’re not exactly right. The trick to this game is that the child can only use one hand. And believe us, that makes it oh-so-challenging.
Thread five hex nuts onto a wooden skewer. Using only one hand on the skewer, stack up all of the nuts in under one minute. Since this game requires the table to stay as still as possible, only two players compete per round.
Scoop It Up
Move six ping pong balls from one bowl to another, using only a spoon. Again, like some of the other minute to win it games, the kids can’t use their hands. Instead, each child will use a spoon—in their mouth.
Chop Stick Race
Who can get the most Kix (or other round cereal) from one bowl to the other using only chopsticks? Set the egg timer for a minute!
Stack 30-ish red cups on top of one blue cup. Have players rotate through all the cups until blue is on top.
Drop in the Cup
You’ll need 5 solo cups and 10 ping pong balls per player. Tape the solo cups to the end of the table. Each player or a team of two players will have one minute to roll their pin pong balls and try to get all their 10 balls in the cup. If you roll all your ping pong balls and still have time on the clock players can pick up balls that fell on the ground and keep going. Whoever gets the most ping pong balls in the cups wins.
Blind Food Challenge
For this game, you’ll need a variety of food to taste and a blindfold. One player from each team will have 5 items to taste while blindfolded. The will have to identify what the food is in under 1 minute.